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Lee County sheriff issues jail restriction following drug discovery

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People can no longer bring some pieces of clothing to Lee County inmates.

Posted: Mar 6, 2019 12:38 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The Lee County Sheriff’s Department will no longer allow people to bring some pieces of clothing to inmates.

"Due to a recent discovery of narcotics being hidden in property that was brought to an inmate, the Lee County Sheriff's Department will no longer allow underwear, socks or tee shirts to be brought to inmates.”


Photo: Lee County Sheriff's Department

Sheriff Jim Johnson said these items are available through the sheriff’s department’s commissary.

He also said these measures are necessary to ensure the jail is a safe environment.

Charges will be filed against those responsible.

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